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How To Remove Too Much Wax From Dreads

How To Remove Too Much Wax From Dreads

Oops! You've over-waxed your dreads and now your head is looking a little more 'candlestick' than 'clean and tidy'. Never fear, just a few simple steps and you'll have all that excess Knotty Boy Dread Wax gone and locks looking as good as new!




Step 1 {Gather Your Gear}

How To Remove Too Much Wax From Dreads - Step 1

Step 2 {Turn Up The Heat}

Working with one dread at a time, blow dry from root to tip for 15-20 seconds on High heat to soften the Wax.

How To Remove Too Much Wax From Dreads - Step 2

Step 3 {Suck It Up}

Wrap the paper towel around the dread and squeeze firmly. The softened Wax will be absorbed by the paper towel.

Repeat until you've absorbed as much Wax as possible.

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Step 4 {Washing}

Give your dreads a good wash with Knotty Boy Dread Shampoo or Bee Washed Pre-Dreading & De-Waxing Soap in very hot water. Check out our How to Wash Dreads video tutorial for step by step details on washing locks.

Easy peasy! So when you continue with your regular weekly dreadlock maintenance routine, remember, less is more when it comes to Wax. A little dab'll do ya! But you totally know that now, right?

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More Answers

How often should I rewax?

Rewax "as needed"... helpful, right? Let's try that again. You only need enough Wax to hold everything together, so it won't be a daily thing. To check, palmroll a dry dread - does it hold together fine? Then you don't need to add any more Wax. If it's frizzy and falling apart, it's time to add a little more, sparingly. You can always add more if you need it.

How long should I keep using the Wax?

We really recommend the Wax for up to the first 6-12 months, or however long it takes for your locks to fully lock and mature. After this, with consistent backcombing of the ends and palm rolling, you should be able to switch over to the lighter Knotty Boy Locksteady Tropical Tightening Gel. Throughout the life of your locks, however, you can continue to use Wax sparingly for a little extra loose ends grooming and fuzzy-taming, and conditioning for your locks, too.

Is the Wax going to stay in my hair forever?!

Every time you wash your hair, you're washing out a little bit of the Wax from your locks. Once you are no longer applying the Wax regularily, with weekly washings it won't be long before you're left with soft, clean, wax-free locks. Any Wax used sparingly for grooming will stay lightly on the outside of your locks and can be washed away with a hot shower.

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